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Alice Driver

Alice Driver

Alice Driver is a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. She works with the Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN) researching issues related to the ethics of the representation of violence in Mexico.. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky, and wrote her dissertation on feminicide in Juárez, Mexico.  She recently published "Ciudad Juárez as a Palimpsest: Searching for Ecotestimonios" in Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Meta-morphoses and Migrations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Her interview with author Charles Bowden is featured in the August 2011 edition of the Hispanic Research Journal.

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The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

May 10, 2013

In Juárez, mothers of disappeared and murdered daughters from the last two decades are following in a long tradition of Latin American mothers who have taken to the streets to protest the disappearance of their children. More »

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

The Feminicide Debate

The Feminicide Debate

April 12, 2012

The author, who has been researching feminicide for the past three years, explores how language—the use of a term—can affect resources and state policies in fighting violence in Juárez, Mexico. More »